Category Archives: Helping Others

He helped his overdosing friend by calling 911. Police slapped him with a manslaughter charge.

When his friend began overdosing last November, 32-year-old Christopher Williams did what everyone has been taught to do with a person in a medical emergency: He called 911. Tragically, his friend still died.

This week, Williams was charged with manslaughter for the death.

The reason: Williams was allegedly involved in helping 18-year-old Ariell Brundige in Clay County, Florida, get the drug that she overdosed on. That would normally involve, perhaps, charges for drug possession or distribution. But in this case, police have not only charged Williams with manslaughter, but have also charged 32-year-old Trumaine Muller, who supplied the drugs to Brundige, with murder and 26-year-old Tyler Hamilton, who also helped in getting the drugs, with manslaughter, according to Jacksonville.com.

According to police, Brundige joined Hamilton, her boyfriend, and Williams, a friend, to buy what they thought was heroin from Muller. It turned out to be fentanyl, a

Read more at: https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/5/24/15684664/opioid-epidemic-manslaughter-overdose-charge

Boardman woman faces charges related to OD

By Jordyn Grzelewski

jgrzelewski@vindy.com

BOARDMAN

A township woman faces criminal charges after reportedly suffering a drug overdose in November.

Kimberly Ramun, 40, of Angiline Drive was arrested Monday on warrants charging her with endangering children, possessing drug-abuse instruments and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The charges stem from a Nov. 1 incident in which police and emergency and medical responders were called to Ramun’s home for a suspected overdose.

There, a woman reported she had found Ramun unresponsive on a bedroom floor. A 9-year-old was present at the time of the overdose.

Ramun was revived with several doses of naloxone, a medication that reverses the effects of an opioid overdose.

Police reported finding syringes, a burnt spoon, and medical gauze sitting on a dresser in Ramun’s bedroom.

Reached by The Vindicator on Tuesday, Ramun declined to comment.

Her arrest is the third in several days by township police for similar incidents.

Police on Friday arrested Kristina Green, 28, of Hillman Way

Read more at: http://www.vindy.com/news/2017/may/24/woman-faces-charges-after-suspected-over/

Good Samaritan stops suspect who was beating woman on NYC street

A good Samaritan interrupted a would-be mugger as he pummeled a woman into unconsciousness a block away from her Lower East Side home, officials said Monday.

The 61-year-old victim suffered bleeding on her brain, and needed to be intubated after the Saturday attack, prosecutors said

Police sources said the attacker, Devin Brown, 23, was looming over the victim on Forsyth St. near Stanton St., by Sara D. Roosevelt Park, when a passing motorist noticed her legs sticking out from behind a tree at 6 a.m.

The witness got out of his car and asked Brown what he was doing, and Brown twice yelled out, “She robbed me!”

Masked woman attacks city bus driver with caustic spray

Except the woman was bleeding from the mouth and unconscious, and he was repeatedly slamming her head into the ground, sources said.

Brown walked off, and the witness called 911, and police caught up with

Read more at: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/good-samaritan-stops-suspect-beating-woman-nyc-street-article-1.3188401

Driver arrested in LIE wrong-way crash in Plainview, police say

A Westchester County man was arrested and charged with DWI and reckless endangerment after he drove the wrong way on the Long Island Expressway early Monday — crashing into another vehicle in Plainview and injuring the driver, police said.

Police said John Durant, 41, of Pelham, drove westbound in the eastbound lanes of the LIE at Wicks Road in Brentwood in a 2007 Nissan Murano. At about 4 a.m. on Monday, he crashed into a 2013 Nissan Altima near Exit 46 in Plainview, police said.

The Altima driver, Fatma Parwana, 24, of Medford, was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip and treated for injuries that are not considered life-threatening, according to police. She was later released.

Durant, who also was taken to Good Samaritan, was charged with driving while intoxicated and first-degree reckless endangerment, police said. His arraignment will occur at a later date.

The crash closed the eastbound roadway

Read more at: http://www.newsday.com/long-island/crime/drunken-driver-drove-wrong-way-on-long-island-expressway-police-say-1.13654518

TFD: N. Topeka fire was intentially set; Good Samaritan woke resident

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) — The occupant of a north Topeka home made it to safety Monday morning after a passing driver spotted heavy smoke billowing from the back of the house.

The Topeka Fire Dept. says the Good Samaritan quickly stopped, went up to the home and started knocking. After banging on the door several times, the person inside woke up and got out of the home.

Firefighters arriving at the scene, in the 300 block of NW Fairchild Street, around 7:45 a.m. said they could see smoke and flames coming from the south side of the home. They put the fire and managed to keep it from spreading to other structures.

The preliminary investigation indicates the the blaze was intentionally set. Investigators say it started on the south side of the home and estimated the damages at $5,000.

Anyone with information about the fire is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 785-234-0007

Read more at: http://www.wibw.com/content/news/TFD-N-Topeka-fire-was-intentially-set-Good-Samaritan-woke-resident-423693804.html

‘Good Samaritan’ dies trying to stop fight

Ken Poihipi died after trying to stop a fight in the early hours of Saturday, May 20.

Ken Poihipi died after trying to stop a fight in the early hours of Saturday, May 20.

A “good samaritan” died after trying to intervene and stop an early morning fight.

Ken Poihipi, 64, stepped in to stop two young men squaring up in a dispute over cheating with a partner, on the main street outside a bar in the south Auckland suburb of Papakura, a witness said.

But the Clendon man was instead assaulted himself and fell to the ground. The incident occurred about 2.40am on the corner of Elliot St and Great South Rd.

Elliot St in Papakura, where Ken Poihipi tried to stop a fight.

Elliot St in Papakura, where Ken Poihipi tried to stop a fight.

He

Read more at: http://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/92806011/good-samaritan-dies-trying-to-stop-fight

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Read more at: http://www.southbendtribune.com/news/publicsafety/barber-found-guilty-of-charges-in-trooper-assault/article_bd799642-db99-5ea1-85b1-86497ccb4f88.html